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65-4a05. Inspections; frequency; confidentiality of certain records. (a) The secretary shall make or cause to be made such inspections and investigations of each facility at least twice each calendar year and at such other times as the secretary determines necessary to protect the public health and safety and to implement and enforce the provisions of K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 65-4a01 through 65-4a12, and amendments thereto, and rules and regulations adopted pursuant to K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 65-4a09, and amendments thereto. At least one inspection shall be made each calendar year without providing prior notice to the facility. For that purpose, authorized agents of the secretary shall have access to a facility during regular business hours.

(b) Information received by the secretary through filed reports, inspections or as otherwise authorized under K.S.A. 2018 Supp. 65-4a01 through 65-4a12, and amendments thereto, shall not be disclosed publicly in such manner as to identify individuals. Under no circumstances shall patient medical or other identifying information be made available to the public, and such information shall always be treated by the department as confidential.

History: L. 2011, ch. 82, ยง 5; July 1.

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